Gender equality in states’ armed forces
Comparative and legal study
Keywords:armed forces, female service member, gender equality, right motherhood, women’s rights
The article aims to disclose the most common challenges faced by women during military service based on the results of the gender equality state’s analysis in the armed forces of various states and to develop suggestions for their solution. The use of the comparative method allowed to compare the existing doctrinal approaches to the women’s gender equality concept in the modern states’ armed forces, to determine the quantitative rates of women’s service in the armed forces of various states, and to analyze the most common challenges faced by women servicemen in the time of service. To solve gender inequalities in the armed forces, their Ministries of Defense should introduce measures promoting women’s rights in the armed forces. Successful implementation of this goal requires the solution of a number of tasks, including the eradication of the following cases: unprofessional behavior; bullying; morally outdated double and inconsistent standards’ application; sexual harassment and assaults on women; the application of any stereotypes based on the violation of women’s equal rights to serve in the armed forces on par with men, etc.
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